Unbelievably delicious Peanut Butter Oat Balls made in minutes, with only a few ingredients. Plus a KitchenAid Mixer with Ice Cream Maker Giveaway!
My diet downfalls:
- I’m a food blogger.
- I’m a dessert “grazer”
- I’m a food blogger. Wait… I already said that. 😉
I start out on a diet plan and then wonder why the scale isn’t lowering and these three above reasons always come into play. Ha!
For one, I cook. A LOT. Yes, I predominately make “healthy” stuff, but I love sweets! I find that I actually enjoy baking more than cooking. But I think that’s pretty normal, right? So, I try not to bake. Or at least I try not to bake as much as I cook. Because baking leads to what I call, “dessert grazing”. The definition basically being that if there’s a dessert sitting around, I won’t cut off a slice of cake, or a square of brownie, but will eat a forkful here and there. Aka, graze at the dessert all. day. long. Which leads to my diets never working. Sigh.
My solution? Peanut Butter Oat Balls! These little guys are super simple to make and help you with portion control. They’re pretty filling too, so usually one ball will tide you over. They’re absolutely delicious and are a favorite everyone loves.
If you’re a fan of baking like me, then you’ll love the giveaway I have for you today! I’ve teamed up with 20 other bloggers to give away a KitchenAid Mixer with Ice Cream Maker! It’s a $530 value, you guys. I so want a new one and will be jealous to whoever wins this! So grab the recipe for my peanut butter oat balls and enter to win this awesome prize.
Peanut Butter Oat Balls
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 Tbsp. ground flax seed
- 2 Tbsp. wheat germ
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/2 cup mini baking M&M's or mini chocolate chips
- Mix all the ingredients together either in a mixing bowl with a spoon or a Kitchen-Aid mixer with paddle attachment. Place mixture in refrigerator for about 15 minutes, or until chilled enough to roll into balls without being too sticky.
- When chilled and not as sticky, roll into balls and place on a piece of parchment paper on a plate and place in refrigerator, until set.
- Can now place balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator and eat at your leisure. 🙂 Enjoy!
Brought to you by these awesome bloggers:
Kristin | Yellow Bliss Road
Jen | Yummy Healthy Easy
Cate | Chez Catey Lou
Jaren | Diary of a Recipe Collector
Amanda | Fake Ginger
Nicole | Or Whatever You Do
Sandra | A Dash of Sanity
Tonia | The Gunny Sack
Sara | Bitz & Giggles
Jessica | Sprinkle Some Sugar
Christine | I Dig Pinterest
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Mandy | Mandy’s Recipe Box
Megan | The Housewife Training Files
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor
Danae | Recipe Runner
Jenn | Deliciously Sprinkled
Maggie | The Love Nerds
Sarah | High Heels & Grills
Laura | Petite Allergy Treats
Mariah | Mariah’s Pleasing Plates
I will be making these this weekend 🙂
Be prepared to fall in love, lol! They’re addicting!
These look sooooooo yummy!!!
They are insanely delicious! And addicting!
theresa krier says
hi, my grandkids are going to love these, thanks for another awesome recipe & giveaway!
Loren Gaffin says
I will be making the balls this weekend!
Can’t wait for you to try them – they are so so good!
Oh, delish! My guys (and little lady) will be all over this, so I’m adding them to my list of fantastic snacks.
Have a beautiful day, Jen! Ours will certainly be a bit sweeter now. 🙂
Thanks Karen!! xoxo!
Deborah (Deb) Harrington says
Jen, these look totally awesome! My husband and grandchildren will love them 😉 Thanks so much to you and your fellow bloggers for this thoughtful giveaway, it’s a beautiful machine!!!
I hope you win! 😉 Thanks Deborah!
I’m trying to stay away from chocolate (yep, it’s a big step). Any ideas for substitutions? Thanks.
Hi Joan – you can totally omit the chocolate if you’d like! If you’d like a little crunch in them, maybe add some sunflower seeds or something?
Marissa Rencher says
Yummy thanks! Would be so amazing to win one of those!
Kalee @ The Crowded Table says
These look great! I love that they only have a few ingredients, and are portable. I think I’ll be making these for airplane snacks for my kiddos. 🙂
Ashton Little says
These looks delicious and will be a perfect snack for my son and me.
Sarah Miller says
These look really good! I’m going to have to make these.
They are SO good, Sarah! I hope you do try them and that you entered the giveaway!
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
I’m such a grazer too! I can’t have a pan of bars or thing of cookies in my house or I will eat them all day long. This is the perfect answer to that!
Suggested substitute for the wheat germ? Need something gluten free.
Hi Laura! You can omit the wheat germ if needed!